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Could your makeup be increasing your risk of breast cancer?

by , 12 December 2013

Some products use very complex ingredients to get the effect they promise. Many contains carcinogenics that can cause breast cancer in women. But don't throw away your toiletry bag just yet; listen up to make sure you know what to look for. Not every cosmetic you use is harmful to your health. Here's what the experts say are the safest…

A great way to decrease your risks of your beauty products causing you harm is to throw away the ones that you don’t need. 
So have a good look at what’s in your bag and get rid of those you don’t really need. 
Choosing the right makeup
· Choose products that have simple ingredients. Stay away from products that need to increase the size of their container just to fit all the ingredients on. 
· Avoid heavily fragranced products that usually contain millions of chemicals.  
· Go all natural. There are plenty all natural products available to use. When it has come from nature, it’s safer to use. 
· Don’t always trust what the product label says. If it implies that it’s an all-natural product, rather find out more information. 
· Read the labels on your products. Avoid products with DMDM hydantoin and imidazolidinyl urea; parabens or any word ending in "-paraben"; "PEG" compounds and words ending in "-eth"; triclosan and triclocarban; triethanolamine (TEA); hydroquinone and oxybenzone. You also want to avoid synthetic fragrance, which can contain hundreds of chemicals, including toxic phthalates.
· Check to see if there’s formaldehyde in your nail polish and in the polish used by your favourite salon. Be choosy about where you got to, you don’t want to be sniffing smelly chemicals while you have your nails done. 
· Go for antiperspirant deodorants that don’t contain aluminium. So check the label on your favourite brand!
Since breast cancer tops the charts as the deadliest health risk in women, it’s up to you to know where your risks are. 
Cut your risk of developing breast cancer down and choose safe products to use as part of your beauty routine. 
Read another of our interesting articles about cancer related to cosmetic products here. 

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